Storm Restoration & Outage Management Related News

Ready for the next disaster?, posted on Business Management Daily

For many of us, August means vacation. But for meteorologists, August is peak hurricane season. Some of the most destructive hurricanes in the U.S. over the past two decades have occurred in August. If you reside in the South or East, you may want to track the National Hurricane Center’s website ( and educate staffers about your organization’s evacuation procedures. [Read More…]  

Rotating power outages in Oro to last until July 2014 by Erwin M. Mascarinas, posted on the Sun Star

The city should brace for the dreaded rotating power outages that are expected to last for more than two months. On Wednesday, parts of the city went dark for about three hours starting at 6:00 p.m. when the Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company, Inc. (Cepalco) has implemented the rotating power outage which the power utility’s response to the power supply curtailment being carried out by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). [Read More…]  

Next-Generation Outage Management Paying Off in Pennsylvania by Katherine Tweed, posted on Green Tech Grid

For the past decade, Pennsylvania’s PECO has had an outage management system integrated with its automated meter reading technology. It has saved thousands of truck rolls and helped cut down on outages. But that was just the beginning. [Read More…]  

Plenty of help in planning for emergencies by Jamie Lampros, posted on the Standard Examiner

Imagine jumping out of an airplane and and the chord to your parachute malfunctions. You pull and pull, but the parachute won’t open. Cindie Dodenbier said people who don’t have food, water and supplies on hand will be in the same predicament if an emergency, like a massive earthquake, strikes.  [Read More…]  

NV Energy Investigating Smithridge Park Power Outage, posted on 2News

NV Energy says power has been restored to three buildings of the Smithridge Park Condominiums in Reno.  [Read More…]  

Power outages caused by snapped pole, fire, posted on Eyewitness News 12

Westar Energy has restored power to most customers in the Sedgwick County area after a power pole caught fire Sunday afternoon. The fire happened at the intersection of 14th and Emporia after a power pole snapped. [Read More…]  

Power mostly restored by Dan Whisenhunt, posted on

The power is back on for most of the residents who were affected by a power outage late Sunday evening. A tree downed a power line, cutting power to an estimated 1,275 residents, Georgia Power reported. As of about 10 pm, there were still 124 without power. [Read More…]  

POWER OUTAGE: Menomonee Falls customers have power restored, posted on Fox 6 Now

FOX6 News has learned a power outage affecting over 2,000 customers in Menomonee Falls has been addressed. The affected customers had their power restored by 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27th.  [Read More…]  

Squirrel leaves 3,700 in Quincy without power by Cody Shepard, posted on The Patriot Ledger

A squirrel caused about 3,700 National Grid customers from Quincy Center to the Fore River Bridge to lose power for two hours Sunday morning. Quincy residents lost power at 8:47 a.m. because of animal contact in the Field Street substation,  said National Grid Media Relations Manager Debbie Drew. [Read More…]  

Experts split over ‘trust issue’ in city’s fuel-mix debate by Cheung Chi-fai, posted on the South China Morning Post

Experts are deeply divided over Hong Kong’s energy future. Dr Chung Chi-yung, of the Polytechnic University’s electrical engineering department, believes that the electricity-importing idea “makes no sense for Hong Kong”. Dr Chung Chi-yungRather, he said, mainland supply could be used as an emergency backup. [Read More…]  

Power restored to Etobicoke customers after pole fire, posted on CTV Toronto News

Power has been restored to Etobicoke customers after a pole fire left more than 6,000 customers in the dark Friday night. Fire crews were dispatched to the pole fire near Ronson Drive and Toronto Hydro worked to restore electricity to affected homes and business. Just before 7 a.m. Saturday, Toronto Hydro tweeted: “Approximately 30 customers remain without power around Ronson Drive in Etobicoke. Crews are working onsite. ETOR: 30 minutes.” [Read More…]  

Hydro One blames blackout on Toronto Hydro pole, posted on CBC News

The blackout that plunged Toronto’s west end into darkness Tuesday night was apparently caused when a pole, put up by Toronto Hydro, came too close to some high-voltage lines, according to Hydro One. [Read More…]  

Power restored in Midvale, Sandy by TIffany DeMasters, posted on Fox 13 News

Power was restored to approximately 2,937 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Sandy and Midvale Sunday morning, according to the power company’s website. The power was back on as of 7 a.m. [Read More…]  

Tea accident causes power outage by Stan Allen, posted on KELO 1320AM

Parts of Tea were without power for a while on Saturday because of a traffic accident. The accident occurred just before 8:00 Saturday morning when a 74-year-old Sioux Falls man lost consciousness while driving on First Avenue in Tea. KDLT is reporting that his vehicle hit several mail boxes and a utility pole, according to Brock Nelson of the Tea Police Department.  Police estimate that the vehicle was going about 50 mph at the time of the accident.  [Read More…]  

More than 16-hour long power outage perturbs Pindiites, posted on International The News

Majority of areas in Rawalpindi city and cantonment faced prolonged power outage due to a fault in the main feeder of Bakramandi. The electricity went out at around 3 a.m. and it was not restored till the filing of this report. [Read More…]  

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